Plan B Entertainment, the company owned by none other than Brad Pitt, has picked up the rights to Dark Void, the Capcom video game that hasn’t been released yet. According to Variety, the game is about “a pilot who crash-lands in the Bermuda Triangle following a routine mission and wakes up to find himself in an alternate world resembling a primitive earth where aliens with superior technology are planning to take over civilization.”
Huh. Sounds like Sci-Fi Channel fare, if you ask me. However, I’ve been following news about the game, and it sounds pretty cool. Plan B has brought some damn fine films to light, including The Departed, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and the forthcoming Kick-Ass. No word on whether or not Pitt himself would star in it, nor has a director been attached. Still, it could be some good, old-school rocking sci-fi, which we’re in dire need of. I’ve got a bit of a void myself in the wake of the excellent District 9, and I need something to fill it. Also, it’d be nice to see the video game movie curse get broken again (so far we’ve got Resident Evil and Silent Hill, which I believe adds up to a total of 1.5 cool movie adaptations).
I’m sorry about that void crack.
Oh, shut up. Here’s the trailer for the game, courtesy of IGN.